The EF Difference
We recognize that hosting an exchange student is a big decision. When you host with EF Foundation, the leader in the industry, you can trust that our commitment will not stop once the student arrives at your home. We stay involved throughout the exchange to ensure that all participants have a great experience. Our unparalleled support network is available to students and families 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
The safety and well-being of each and every exchange student, from the day they arrive in the US until the day they return home, is EF Foundation's top priority. In addition to the rigorous standards set by the US Department of State and the Council on Standards for International Educational Travel (CSIET), we have gone above and beyond to further safeguard our students. With the commitment of our 700+, professionally-trained coordinators nationwide, EF Foundation is proud to administer one of the highest quality programs in the exchange industry.
At EF Foundation, we think hosting should be a positive experience, and not one that feels like a burden on our generous families. Exclusive benefits like our EF Family Perks program offer families access to over 250,000 online and local discounts and grocery coupons. No other exchange organization offers this type of benefit. The EF Family Perks program is just one way we thank our families for being part of international exchange. Be sure to ask about it when you speak to an EF Foundation representative.
"We have three daughters, and Emma, our exchange student, couldn’t have fit in more beautifully. When you host a student, your own family grows, too. My girls have learned to be more flexible and hospitable, and now they want to travel and see more of the world. It’s been amazing." - Amber, Host Mom, Texas